Region: Brazil

LGPD looms, but still no data protection commissioners for Brazil

The lack of a data protection authority in Brazil has left unanswered questions about how to follow the impending General Data Protection Law – and some companies are delaying compliance efforts until more clarity is provided.

12 March 2020

Prosecutors shut down Brazilian data broker

Brazilian authorities have cancelled the domain name of BaseUp as part of an investigation into the company for allegedly selling the personal data of more than 10 million people.

25 February 2020

Facebook: Privacy laws will dampen 2020 ad revenue growth

Emerging privacy laws and other restrictions on targeted advertising will likely reduce Facebook’s advertising revenue in 2020, according to a senior executive at the company.

30 January 2020

Brazilian company investigated over data sales

Prosecutors in Brazil’s Federal District suspect a company may have illegally sold more than 10 million individuals’ personal data.

22 January 2020

Brazil fines Facebook over Cambridge Analytica scandal

Brazil’s Ministry of Justice has fined Facebook 6.6 million reais (€1,454,640) over its role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

06 January 2020

Brazilian prosecutor presses Facebook for data disclosure

The Brazilian federal prosecution service has told an appeals court that Facebook should be forced to disclose information for a criminal investigation.

04 December 2019

Brazil plans LGPD fines delay

Brazilian legislators have submitted plans to stagger the implementation of fines under its new data protection law, in response to a proposal to delay the entire law for two years.

29 November 2019

Doneda tapped to serve on Brazil data privacy council

22 October 2019

Felsberg hires data protection partner

Felsberg Advogados has strengthened its technology practice with the hire of a data protection partner, ahead of Brazil’s general data protection law (LGPD) coming into force next year.

11 October 2019

Uber’s LatAm policy head joins law firm

Brazilian administrative law boutique Xavier Vasconcelos Valerim Advogados has hired a former Uber director and recruited a Levy & Salomão Advogados partner, boosting its IT practice.

25 September 2019

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